A Burton travel expert is marking the milestone of five years in her own business by helping five families with uncertain futures enjoy a precious holiday together.
Wendy Plant has almost 30 years of experience in helping people create dream breaks. She set up independently in 2013 and to mark her fifth anniversary she is teaming up with Maria Hanson MBE of Me and Dee to raise money to send five families away for a precious British seaside holiday.
“Holidays are, for many, a time to forget everything and spend quality time with their families doing things they love,” said Wendy. “What Maria offers is the opportunity for people who may otherwise struggle to experience a break together the chance to create lasting memories.
“To me that is something very special and as I come in to my fifth year as an independent travel agent I am proud to be able to support.
“I would love to give five families the opportunity to take a break and concentrate on spending time together in a lovely seaside setting they will remember forever. We all remember our holidays from childhood and this will give families facing very difficult times the chance to create those special final memories together.”
Wendy, who prides herself in helping people book any type of break, from a caravaning holiday in Skegness to an around-the-world cruise, will donate £5 to Me and Dee for every holiday booked with her during 2018.
The funds will then go towards providing a traditional British seaside holiday for families who might not otherwise get the chance.
Each break, in a luxury caravan in Mablethorpe, costs around £300. Wendy, who will also take on extra fundraising, is hoping to raise £1500 so she can pay for five families to get away for the stress and pressure of their lives.
Maria Hanson MBE, said: “If you had a loved one living with a life-limiting condition, if your family was facing a short and uncertain future together you would want to make that time you had left as special as possible.
“At Me and Dee we aim to give families lasting memories, a break where they can forget any troubles and concentrate on one another.
“However, we can’t do that alone and rely on the generous donations of individuals and businesses like Wendy Plant Travel to make that happen.
“Thanks to Wendy’s support we can help more families to create special memories together.”
In the last year, Me and Dee has supported around 100 Midlands families to enjoy a holiday.
More information on Me and Dee and what Wendy Plant Travel will be offering is available at www.wendyplanttravel.co.uk or by calling Wendy on 07772 548230. You can also help by making a donation at www.justgiving.com/wendyplant